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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/24/2005 19:35 (Entered as : 05/24/2005 19:35)
Reported: 5/25/2005 2:39:07 AM 02:39
Posted: 5/28/2005
Location: Volcano, HI
Shape: Disk
Duration: 5 minutes
A UFO was seen over Hawaii near the Mauna Kea Observatories.

I am an inactive licensed private airplane pilot with fair vision. I have studied aviation weather and am an amateur astronomer.

I was walking on Jade Ave. in Volcano, Hawaii at approximately 19:35. I saw what appeared to be a classic disc shaped UFO hovering between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

My vision is not the best and this could have been a lenticular cloud. The sun had set and the sky was clear. There was just one UFO and the color appeared to be gray. The event lasted perhaps five minutes.

I have seen strange objects which appear to be shooting stars (space junk?) on a few times before over that area.

There are a military base, and astronomical observatories in that area.